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Agricultural Extension

 Department of Agricultural Extension

Head

Dr. Kausik Pradhan, M.Sc (Ag), Ph.D
E-mail: kausikextnubkv@gmail.com
Mobile: +919434686707
 Dr. Kausik Pradhan

Background

The Department has been come into existence in 2001 with the inception of this University from the parent university Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Previously the Department was delineated as an extension wing of North Bengal Campus under Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya to carry out teaching and research activities in Extension Education besides undertaking field extension activities in the adopted villages of North Bengal. Thereafter the Department grew leaps and bounds under the dynamic leadership of well known personalities in the discipline of Extension Education. The Department is shouldering the very responsibility of teaching, research and extension on agricultural extension approaches till date with a scarcity of man power.

Functions

  • To impart teaching in Agricultural Extension for B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.
  • To provide practical exposure through experiential learning to the students on extension, methodologies and approaches.
  • To organize seminar, symposium, workshop, conference on burning issues.
  • To undertake location specific, strategic, academic and action researches on Agricultural Extension.
  • To organize field extension activities by involving the students of extension education.
  • To render the advisory services through the extension staff working in the Directorate of Extension Education.

Teaching

            The Department of Agricultural Extension imparts undergraduate and post graduate teaching to the students under the semester system. The students are provided in depth learning both in theoretical and practical aspects of extension education. They are provided practical learning by carrying out activities pertaining to extension education methodologies and approaches. The undergraduate students are also given the exposure of field extension work under Rural Agricultural Work Experience programme. The students are groomed through practicing agricultural diagnostic services of soil, water and plants and gaining the acumen of generating appropriate measures. Such a learning process is surely improving their organizational skill by practice, enriches their knowledge pool through collective wisdom, expands their creative faculties through repetitive analysis and interpretation and ultimately refines them as professional through sharing and interaction.

Degree offered in Post Graduate studies

  • M.Sc(Ag) in Agricultural Extension
  • Ph.D. in Agriculture (Agricultural Extension)

Field of specialization for M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Extension Education, Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Management and Agriculture and Rural Development

Intake Capacity

  • M.Sc.: 5
  • Ph.D.: As per provision

Courses Offered

Several courses were offered in PG level on the prescribed  Syllabus

The location specific action researches are conducted in PG level on the following research areas:

Areas of research: Communication, Capacity building, Gender mainstreaming, Impact analysis, Agricultural journalism, Rural sociology, Innovation decision, entrepreneurship management, Indigenous Knowledge system etc.

Extension

Department is rendering the advisory services through the extension staff working in the Directorate of Extension Education and conducting field extension activities by involving the students of agricultural extension.

Infrastructural Facilities

  1. Photography and video-graphy laboratory renders the functions of video editing, digital photography, analog photo development and printing.
  2. Audio-visual Laboratory provides an exposure to all modern audio visual aids.
  3. ICT Laboratory provides the facilities to acquaint with the latest information communication technology.

Publication

The Faculty members have altogether published 1 Book, 14 Chapters in Books, 53 Research Papers, 1 Popular Article, 2 Conference Proceedings.

Foreign Visit

One foreign visit was carried out by each of the faculty member.


Faculty and staffs

Faculty :

Sl. No. Name Designation Specialisation Contact Address
1.   Dr. P .K. Pal Associate  Professor  Agricultural Communication Department of Agricultural Extension
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Pundibari, Cooch Behar
West Bengal-736165
Mobile: +91-9434126766
E-mail: pkpalubkv@gmail.com
2. Dr. K. Pradhan Associate  Professor & Head Agricultural Communication Department of Agricultural Extension
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Pundibari, Cooch Behar
West Bengal-736165
Mobile: +91-9434686707
E-mail: kausikextnubkv@gmail.com
3.   Dr. Sabita Mondal Assistant Professor  Agricultural Extension Department of Agricultural Extension
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Pundibari, Cooch Behar
West Bengal-736165
Mobile: +91-9903164890
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4.   Ms. Deepa Roy Assistant Professor  Agricultural Extension Department of Agricultural Extension
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Pundibari, Cooch Behar
West Bengal-736165
Mobile: +91-9474061644
E-mail: roydeepa87@gmail.com /td>
5.   Mr. Litan Das Assistant Professor  Agricultural Extension Department of Agricultural Extension
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Pundibari, Cooch Behar
West Bengal-736165
Mobile: +91-8116872991
E-mail: litandasiari@gmail.com /td>

 Staffs:

Sl. No. Name Designation Contact No./E-mail
1 Tamal De Sarkar Superintendent (Technical) Mobile: +91-9474521230
2. Chitta Ranjan Anjoy Junior Peon Mob: +91-9735045292
3. Anil Koiri Senior Peon Mob: +91-9733596878